Judges Union Can't Challenge Trump Appointees In Fed. Court

By Dave Simpson (May 19, 2021, 8:43 PM EDT) -- A D.C. federal judge tossed a suit from an administrative law judges' union that challenged the constitutionality of the Federal Service Impasses Panel's Trump-era appointments, ruling Wednesday that the union should have attempted to deal with the issue administratively before bringing it to court.

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the judicial review procedures put forward in a statute that dictates labor relations with the government bar the court from considering the Association of Administrative Law Judges' suit.

The FSIP, which is part of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, resolves deadlocks in bargaining between the federal government and the unions...

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